“We are the world, we are the children…” – These are the lyrics to the 1985 song recorded by an ensemble of artists, USA for Africa. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones, this song initialised a signicant change in the musical environment. Sovereignty and nationality as far as what happens elsewhere started to matter less, especially when it came to global issues and the creation of music. Hence today there’s even the blurring distinctions of different genres within music.
Hloni Mohlala, who categorically considers herself a world musician, comes from a musical family background and is a former member of the group RARE. She recently took part in the Kaya FM Soultember Unplugged nights where she performed an amazing track titled Freedom – alongside fellow muso Relo (of Skwatta Kamp fame) and rapper Zubz. Lavatory Records reached out to the budding songstress to find out more about her as a person, her career accomplishments and notably the significance of the song Freedom and much more.